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A Walk Around Accra in 18 Stunning Instagrams

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Updated: 7 September 2017

For a city with so much going on, Instagram is the perfect tool to show Accra from all angles. Here’s a day in the life of the city.

Waakye, the breakfast of champions in Accra, is served here the traditional way; on a banana leaf.

Morning #Waakye! Who's up? 😉 Enjoy the weekend! 🎉 || 📸 @bobpixel || #ThisIsAccra

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In the city, the pavements are more often for street vendors, and cars are used to sharing the road with people.

"…And miles to go before I sleep" #ghanadearest

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This dapper gentleman is known as the most stylish street vendor in Accra, taking pride in his roasted corn.

At Kokrobite, the tide is out and the people are plentiful.

In the day, the chic environs of Carbon nightclub transform into a space for creatives, including musician Wanlov the Kubolor, to discuss art and freedom.

New life is breathed into an old relic in the verdant Aburi Gardens.

At the Urbano Hotel in the heart of lively Osu, one of the most used backdrops in the city is discovered.

All roads lead to Accra! A beautiful city that is in the heart of every Ghanaian. ❤️ #IAmGhana by @accrastudios

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An art enthusiast takes in the trippy facial distortions of local artist Kasen Midichi at the Alliance Francais.

Ghanaian actress and star of An African City, Marie Humbert-Droz tries on the latest styles at fashion forward Elle Lokko.

The streetscapes of Jamestown are a mecca for all art lovers.

The colourful, chaotic splendour of Makola Market never ceases to amaze.

In the ever-popular Tea Baa, a nice cross-section of young, hip Accra crowd can always be found sipping from mason jars.

I ❤️ @teabaagh

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Snapshot of the fishing port of Jamestown: the men bring in the haul and the women prepare to sell.

[• 📸 by @gulizozbekcollini •] ・・・ Last image from #Jamestown fishing village and #Accra 💙 + #ghana #akwaaba #trip

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The bay area of Ada is where the ocean meets the river, creating perfect conditions for those who love to sail.

Lost in Paradise. ☀️🌴⛵️ Happy Sunday everyone! || 📸 @anniechachi 💕 || #ThisIsAccra

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At Studio 189, co-owned by Hollywood actress Rosario Dawson, a dapper man says akwaaba.

A sneak preview of the past week + #ghana #akwaaba #trip

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For the best views of the sunset in the city, nowhere beats the Skybar at Villagio.

Perfect sunset vibes in the city! 🥂🍴🌆 Dinner at Skybar 25 || 📸 @heroeworkslens || #ThisIsAccra

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You haven’t really had a Ghana night out without a stop at Republic Bar and Grill for their famous hibiscus and akpeteshie-infused Kokokroko cocktail.

Republic Bar's Kokokroko #Cocktail for the Happiest Happy Hour 🍸🍸🍹

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Independence Square at night is all lit up with a new dignity.